MONTREAL, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today welcomed the BC
Minister of Transport's announcement to eliminate the provincial
aviation fuel tax for international flights from British Columbia.
"We applaud the BC government for their progressive actions in
eliminating the provincial aviation fuel tax on international flights.
In addition, we thank the Vancouver Airport Authority for their
initiative to hold in line landing and terminal fees until 2015. These
types of initiatives help contribute to the competitiveness of the
Canadian aviation landscape in the global marketplace," said Ben Smith,
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
"Following the progressive example now set by the Province of BC and in
2004 by the Province of Alberta, we urge all governments and
authorities to work with the industry as partners in the development of
sustainable air services with the economic spin-offs that result."
From Vancouver, Air Canada offers daily non-stop international flights
to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo Narita, Seoul, Sydney Australia,
London Heathrow, and Mexico City. Non-stop flights to Frankfurt and to
Auckland are offered on a code-share basis with Star Alliance partners
Lufthansa and Air New Zealand, respectively. Vancouver is also home
base to more than 5,100 proud Air Canada employees.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international full-service
airline providing scheduled and charter air transportation for
passengers and cargo to more than 180 destinations on five continents.
Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the
world and serves over 34 million customers annually. Air Canada
provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 57
destinations in the United States and 63 cities in Europe, the Middle
East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air
Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most
comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,290 destinations
in 189 countries. Air Canada customers can collect Aeroplan miles for
future rewards through Canada's leading loyalty program, and Top Tier
members enjoy reciprocal frequent flyer benefits including lounge and
For more information visit www.aircanada.com , follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.
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Isabelle Arthur (Montréal)
Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto)
Angela Mah (Vancouver)